10 Best Walking trails Austin!

Lady Bird Lake Trail: This 10-mile loop around Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin is one of the most popular trails in the city. It offers scenic views of the lake, skyline, and lush greenery.


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Barton Creek Greenbelt: Located just a few miles from downtown Austin, the Barton Creek Greenbelt is a popular spot for hiking and walking. It features rugged terrain, limestone cliffs, and beautiful swimming holes.


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McKinney Falls State Park: This state park is located just 13 miles southeast of downtown Austin and offers several walking trails, including the Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail, which leads to the picturesque Upper and Lower McKinney Falls.


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Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve: Situated in the hills of West Austin, this preserve offers over 2.5 miles of trails through a variety of ecosystems, including woodlands, prairies, and streams.


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St. Edward's Park: This park is located in northwest Austin and features the Bull Creek Greenbelt. The trails wind along Bull Creek and offer opportunities for hiking, walking, and picnicking.


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River Place Nature Trail: Located in the Northwest Hills area of Austin, this trail offers a challenging hike with steep stairs and elevation changes. It rewards hikers with scenic views of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.


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Brushy Creek Regional Trail: Located in nearby Cedar Park, this 7.75-mile trail winds along Brushy Creek and features a mix of concrete and natural surface trails.

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Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge: While not within Austin city limits, this refuge is located just northwest of the city. It offers several trails with stunning views of the Texas Hill Country.

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Turkey Creek Trail: Situated in Emma Long Metropolitan Park, this trail offers a shaded walk along Turkey Creek with beautiful scenery and opportunities for birdwatching.

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Shoal Creek Trail: This urban trail runs through the heart of Austin, offering a scenic route for walkers and runners. It connects to the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail.

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